What does it mean when all of your protest signs are on the same paper in the same handwriting with the same colored markers – donning the same slogans in different cities on allegedly different days? It means your spontaneous organic grassroots movement is totally on the same page! Solidarity!
Carly Fiorina‘s Twitter account is proudly boasting about all these protests around California. “Protesters are gathering in Sacramento asking, ‘where are the jobs?!?!’”
We’ve figured out where one job is: it’s holding this thing the Twitter account calls a blimp and describes as “flying high above the Sacramento skies” when it’s actually a balloon held by a tall white kid.
After the break we’ve posted the protest photos from Fiorina’s Twitpic account. They’re unintentionally funny – of course nothing as great as the famed Demon Sheep.
Senatorial hopeful Carly Fiorina‘s video lambasting her opponent with sheep metaphors has now been viewed over a hundred thousand times on YouTube, is a trending topic on Twitter and apparently if you like it you can buy the t-shirt.
This is the kind of thing marketing dudes who “leak” videos with Chevy Chase in them are trying to accomplish. Insta-icon.
Carly Fiorina wants to be a US Senator and has a thing against farm animals? We’re not really sure. We know that this campaign video and the attempt to coin the term FCINO (an acronym for fiscal conservative in name only, but it looks and sounds like a misspelling of Fiorina) is note worthy. We asked a commercial producer how much this video probably cost.
She told us,”Wow…they did shoot all of that sheep stuff. It wasn’t stock footage.” Then continued, “Paid crew for the sheep stuff and an editor for two days worth of cutting that stuff, titling, paid crew, equipment rental and effects plus the gathering of the rest of the stock footage…but there is an office scene too – probably $15,000.”
How much does the normal political 30-second spot of picture montages and big voice overs usually cost? “If they shop it out to a outside editor they could do it for $2000,” informed our producer.
Fifteen thousand for a three minute spot about how your primary opponent isn’t fiscally conservative enough? Priceless.
Fiorina now joins former eBay execMeg Whitman in running for a political office. Whitman is seeking to slum it the governor’s mansion in Sacramento as a Republican.
We spot a trend. It really makes us wonder who is less popular right now – Republicans or CEOs. And if combining the two neutralizes or enhances the stigma. Will a state, home to the county with the highest unemployment rate in the US want to give golden parachute eligible women gigs on the government payroll?
Cary Tennis, Slate’s agony auntie, answers a letter from some guy who could have hooked up, but didn’t, with a woman he calls
a midlevel business leader and newsmaker, someone who’s not a celebrity, but whose name and accomplishments most Americans would know, or know of.
The letter writer and the flirty newsmaker had a magic moment, sent provocative emails, and then she lost interest. Cary’s advice? Who cares? What matters is who is this chick?
One of the anony-mice suggests that the bewitching mogul could be Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman at eBay, and Linda Cook at Shell. Or Wendy McCaw up in Santa Barbara. Or maybe it was Alexis Carrington Colby.